sideeffectsUses: This medication is a combination of hormones used to treat symptoms of menopause when estrogens alone are not effective.
How to Use This Compound: This medication is taken by mouth usually once a day for 21 days, followed by no medication for 7 days, or take as directed by your doctor. Do not increase your dose, take this more often than directed or stop taking this medication without first consulting your doctor.
Side Effects: Headache, irritability, restlessness, mood changes, fatigue, upset stomach, bloating, acne, change in sex drive or breast tenderness may occur. If these symptoms continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you experience swelling of the ankles or feet, leg pain, chest pain, severe headache, vision problems, depression or breathing difficulty while taking this medication. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Precautions: Tell your doctor if you have a history of heart disease, kidney disease, asthma, migraine headaches, diabetes, seizure disorder or any allergies. This medication must not be used during pregnancy. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. It is not known if this medication is excreted into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.   Depending on strength, this drug may cause a patchy, darkening of the skin on the face (melasma). Higher strengths are more likely to cause melasma. Sunlight may intensify this darkening and you may need to avoid prolonged sun exposure and sunlamps. Consult your doctor regarding use of sunscreens and protective clothing.  Interactions: Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take, especially blood thinners, steroids, antidepressants, blood sugar medication, thyroid or diabetes medication. This product can affect the results of certain lab tests. Make sure laboratory personnel and your doctors know you use this drug. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval. Drug Tips & Label Warnings: It is important to understand your therapy and to follow your doctor’s instructions closely. Be sure to ask your doctor any questions you may have.
Dosage Information:  It is important to take each dose at the scheduled time. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember unless it is near the time for the next dose. Instead, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not “double-up” the dose to catch up. If more than one dose is missed, contact your doctor who will help establish a new dosing schedule.
Storage: Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) as directed away from heat and light.
Do not store in the bathroom.